[identity profile] theonebob.livejournal.com
The wonderful article appearing on the front page of the Washington Post's Style section mentions GothCruise and uses a quote from yours truly as the final word.

Check it out here:
Goth at 40: The enduring appeal of bleakness and black lipstick
[identity profile] theonebob.livejournal.com
(Those of you who received this notice through other forms of social media, please accept my apologies for the redundancy.)

Greetings GothCruisers past, present, and (hopefully) future,

GothCruise 13: Oh, the Humanity! is setting sail on October 9 -16, 2016, for New England and Canada on Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas. Don't get left behind.

Our itinerary takes us from Boston, Massachusetts to Portland, Maine; Bar Harbor, Maine; Saint John, New Brunswick; and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Prices start at $881 per person including all port charge, taxes and fees.

Go to http://gothcruise.com for more details.

To everyone who returns year after year, I hope we see you this time around.

To everyone who has't been on GothCruise in a while, your friends miss you and would love to see you again.

I do have a couple of favors to ask:
- Even if you can't join us this year, please pass this on to your friends and help promote this wherever you can.
- If you see GothCruise posts in online communities to which you belong, please let people know you've been on the cruise.

For Reservations, call Cruises Only: Ronald “Chappy” Chapman, 888.969.4768 Extension: 77308

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me, message me, or if you are adept, you can try ESP.

Thanks for taking the time to read this far, and I hope to see you on GothCruise 13!
[identity profile] theonebob.livejournal.com

This year's dance events are scheduled!

Jules Verne’s Twas the Night Before Christmas Formal Ball:
Monday Dec 15th - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Labyrinth Night Club


What would the holidays look like if Jules Verne wrote “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” if H.G. Wells penned “A Christmas Carol,” Mary Shelly authored “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” or Fritz Lang directed “A Charlie Brown Christmas?” While you're pondering that, dress in your Neo-Victorian holiday finest and have a grand time at this year’s GothCruise formal.

“This One Goes to 11” Masquerade:
Friday Dec 19th 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Labyrinth Night Club


Two words: Metal. Start growing your hair, break out your Metallica T-shirts, your spandex tights and your leather vest. Come dressed as your favorite metal head, or as you are. (If you’re a metal head already, you’re all set.) One thing for sure: this is going to be loud.

See you on board!

Ack!

Dec. 3rd, 2013 08:40 am
[identity profile] theonebob.livejournal.com
OK. So I had this great idea to send out GothCruise holiday cards to folks who've cruised with us over the past 5 years. Then, as I was going through the passenger lists, I came to the realization that I don't have everyone's current mailing address because some of you roomed with people who don't live with you and some of you moved. So now I have 110 cards begging to be mailed and a dubious address list.

SO, if you would like to get a holiday card with a nifty GothCruise design on it (suitable for framing*), please EMAIL ME at theonebob@gmail.com. Don't put your address in the comments unless you want the world to see it. Also, if you are not interested in receiving a card, you can email that to me, too.

Bob

* That is, if you're the kind of person who frames cards.
[identity profile] theonebob.livejournal.com
WHAT DO YOU DO AFTER THE BEST CRUISE EVER?
KICK IT UP A NOTCH!

NEXT YEAR:
GOTHCRUISE GOES TO 11!

SAILING DECEMBER 14, 2014
from
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
to
GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN
FALMOUTH, JAMAICA
LABADEE, HAITI
on
INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS
The largest ship we’ve ever sailed upon


Interior Staterooms: Oceanview Staterooms: Balcony Staterooms:

From $759 per person* From $879 per person* From $999 per person*

Initial deposit: Only $100 per cabin by November 8. 2013 ensures your fare will not go up.

See the booking page for more details.
* Contact Chappy at Cruises Only (1-800-969-4768 ext. 77308) for suite reservations or if you want to book more than two people in a room.
*Sample images only – actual stateroom may vary.
*Pricing is based on double occupancy and include port taxes and fees.
[identity profile] theonebob.livejournal.com
Hey everyone!

We're getting ready to announce details about GothCruise 11 in the next few weeks. In the meantime, join https://www.facebook.com/groups/OriginalGothCruisers/ for some hints about our next voyage into the briny sea.
[identity profile] theonebob.livejournal.com

GothCruise 10 On Ice!

ALASKA!

Alaska! “GothCruise 10 on Ice!” celebrates our tenth voyage and fulfills our promise that GothCruise would one day journey to the frozen north. It’s time for big adventures on Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas to view what’s been called the “last frontier on the planet.”  Travelling through Alaska’s Inside Passage on our 7-night voyage to Sawyer Glacier, GothCruisers will view spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife both on land and in the sea. We’ll also be stopping at 3 Alaskan ports-of-call where you can tour the tundra and explore the grandeur of the glaciers.  On top of that, we’ll have theme dances, game nights, a brand new edition of the GothCruise Photo Scavenger Hunt and other exclusive surprises.

Our itinerary:

  • Friday, August 23rd 2013: Depart Seattle
  • Saturday, August 24th 2013: Cruising
  • Sunday, August 25th 2013: Juneau
  • Monday, August 26th 2013: Skagway
  • Tuesday, August 27th 2013: Tracy Arm Fjord
  • Wednesday, August 28th, 2013: Cruising
  • Thursday, August 29th, 2013: Victoria, BC
  • Friday, August 30th, 2013: Seattle

Booking is now available!  Initial deposits are $75 per person!

  • Inside Staterooms start at $1,006 per person
  • Oceanview staterooms start at $1,186 per person
  • Balcony Staterooms start at $1,945.02 per person*
  • Junior Suites start at $2,215.02 per person.*

* Contact Chappy at Cruises Only (1-800-969-4768 ext. 77308) for balcony and suite reservations.

Hello LJ!

Aug. 12th, 2012 06:44 pm
[identity profile] theonebob.livejournal.com
Hey everyone!
 
There's a lot of stuff going on with GothCruise and you're missing out if you haven't caught up with us on facebook.  We just finished GothCruise 9 from Outer Space and announced GothCruise 10 on Ice! (Alaska, duh!)

If you haven't already, please find us in these places on fb. As you probably noticed, we just don't talk here much anymore.

Public Group Page (This is the main communications venue):

Event Page:

User Page

Other FB place where we be:

If you are dead set against facebook, there's also our Website http://www.gothcruise.com.

We'll try to post at least one or two announcement here per cruise, but if you really want to have a conversation, OriginalGothCruisers is the place to be.

Hope to see you on GC10!

[identity profile] theonebob.livejournal.com
Just in case you're not on facebook

OK Folks, here's the events schedule:
The Meet N Greet will be in the Adventure Conference Room on Sail-Away Day (Aug 6) from 5 pm to 6 pm.
The Altairian Ambassador’s Reception Formal, will be in the Circuit lounge on Day 2 (Aug 7) from 4pm to 7pm.
The Gothcrooine Cantina will be in the Circuit lounge on Day 4 (Aug 9) from 4pm to 7pm.
See the FAQ for more details.

[identity profile] theonebob.livejournal.com

GothCruise 9 From Outer Space - Sailing out of Port Canaveral, FL on Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the Seas, August 6 - 10, 2012 Taking reservations now! Go to http://gothcruise.com/ for more information!

[identity profile] theonebob.livejournal.com
Some event notes, just in case you didn't see them elsewhere.

The cocktail parties/dances will take place on Day 2 and Day 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Revelations Night Club. The dances are as follows:

Day 2: Puttin' on the Ritz Ball
"High hats, arrow collars, sequin gowns, pants with stripes, cutaway coats, and umbrella in your mits? The Rockefellers ain't got nothin' on Goths out on the town. Let's show 'em how we put on the Ritz. Dress your best, dress to impress. Super duper!"

Day 4: The Mad Scientist's Halloween Bash: "The good doctor cordially invites you to attend the event of the season. It's his Halloween Bash! Get a jolt from his electrode and help raise the undead. Wear a spooky costume, or not. We probably won't know the difference anyway. Just hope you know how to do the Transylvania Twist, or, at least, the Time Warp!"

We will also have Private Karaoke on Day 5 from 5-7 p.m. in the Gamma Room!
[identity profile] theonebob.livejournal.com
Hey everyone!
The full-color GothCruise 8 T-shirts are available at the new GothCruise store http://www.zazzle.com/gothcruise The store also has some other GothCruise logo stuff I made playing around with the Zazzle website.

Zazzle is having a 15% off sale on Tees and Mugs if you use promo code TEEMUGSPROST.

Hope you enjoy the cheking out the store!


Design personalized gifts at Zazzle.
[identity profile] demortaine.livejournal.com
Is anyone staying on after the cruise who might be interested in dining at
Racines, possibly on Sat. ?
[identity profile] demortaine.livejournal.com
Is anyone interested in doing the Helmet Dive in Bermuda?  Six of us goths did this last
time around and it was good enough to do again.  Have to call and book with them

directly, can't book through the cruise ship.  Check out their website:  Hartley's Helmit Dive.
[identity profile] theonebob.livejournal.com


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[identity profile] demortaine.livejournal.com
Is anyone--preferably female--seeking a cabinmate for GC8?
[identity profile] theonebob.livejournal.com
Rates dropped! Balcony rooms dropped $200 per cabin, ocean views $120 per cabin and insides $60 per cabin. The adjustments have already been made at Celebrity and Chappy will be re-invoicing everyone. For those people who paid in full (2 cabins) they will be given a refund back to their credit cards. (Of course, I will be postting this EVERYWHERE!) Book NOW! http://www.gothcruise.com
[identity profile] theonebob.livejournal.com
The GothCruise 8: Freakishly Asked Questions page is now up-to-date. (And there was much rejoicing.) http://www.gothcruise.com/faq.html

Learn the answer to all your burning GothCruise questions such as:
What is GothCruise?
What is Puttin' on the Ritz?
Who's in charge?
What can I do to help?
Is this the same cruise that was featured in "Goth Cruise: The Movie"
What is included with the cruise?
Will there be exclusive GothCruise only events?
What is the answer to the Ultimate Question of LIfe, the Universe and Everything?

...and others.
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